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Postby Zane Mills 1E » Wed Mar 09, 2016 12:04 am

In professor Lavelle's lecture, he mentioned that the butterfly conformation constantly oscillated in order to maintain less strain and a staggered conformation, is this true for envelope and chair conformations as well?

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Re: Oscillation

Postby Chem_Mod » Wed Mar 09, 2016 12:58 pm

Yes, molecules at reasonably high temperatures are always undergoing oscillations. However, they spend most of their time on average in lower energy configurations.

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